The Unification of Germany: Summary, Timeline & Events


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Otto von Bismarck largely unified Germany by accumulating German territories under the flag of which German state?

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1. Why did Prussia originally ally with Austria in 1864?

2. Whose 1808 Addresses to the German Nation gave voice to the growing German nationalism in central Europe?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of the main events of Germany's unification. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include 1808's 'Addresses to the German Nation' as well as the crowning of Kaiser Wilhelm.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Flag of the German state under which Otto von Bismarck unified Germany
  • Year that Bismarck crowned Kaiser Wilhelm
  • Austrian allies Prussia dealt with to weaken Austria's regional stature
  • Freeing of Schleswig and Holstein
  • 1808's 'Addresses to the German Nation'

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the main events of Germany's unification
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Austrian allies of Prussia and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Schleswig and Holstein
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about German unification spearheaded by Otto von Bismarck

Additional Learning

To learn more about the history of Germany, review the accompanying lesson titled The Unification of Germany: Summary, Timeline, Events. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Relate the early history of Germany as principalities and city-states
  • Know the roles Prussia and Austria played German unification
  • Identify J.G. Fichte's and Otto von Bismarck's significance in the unification of Germany
  • Describe events of the Seven Weeks' War
  • Understand how Germany became unified following the Franco-Prussian War